Carlos Bunga creates process-oriented works — installations, performances, video, drawings and sculpture — that refer to and intervene in their architectural surroundings. While often using ordinary, unassuming materials such as cardboard and adhesive tape, the resulting finished works involve an extreme degree of aesthetic care and delicacy, as well as a conceptual complexity derived from the interrelationship between doing and undoing, between unmaking and remaking.
Bunga lives and works in Barcelona. After studying Fine Arts at the Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal, Bunga first attracted international attention with his work at the contemporary art biennial Manifesta 5 in San Sebastian, Spain (2004). Since then, he has been awarded a visual arts grant by the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spain (2006) and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, (MACBA), Spain (2015), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (2015), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015), Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2012); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2011). Group exhibitions include Beyond the Supersquare, Bronx Museum, NY (2014), Artes Mundi 6, National Museum of Art, Cardiff, UK (2014), University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (2012); Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2009); Museu d’Arte Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain (2009); Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain (2008); New Museum, New York, NY (2007); Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, Belgium (2007); Artists Space, New York, NY (2005); and as part of inSite_05 at San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (2005).